Communications & Influence Officer

Posted 7 days agoExpires in 5 days
C£28,000 dependent on experience

The Diocese of Truro is currently undertaking a grassroots change aimed at positioning the Church in Cornwall to tackle the biggest spiritual and societal needs of Cornwall in the 21st Century, this work has been undertaken by the local church, through engagement with a deanery planning process.

The Communications & Influence Officer will be key to this work – ensuring that core messages reach as widely as possible and that our stakeholders are heard. It is a role that will work across the organisation: leading the communications planning for our Change & Renewal programme; organising stakeholder engagement events; supporting colleagues to plan and create content in a range of media; and contribute to the wider work of the Communications team.

We are looking for an experienced communications professional who is skilled at across all the common tools and media including socials, web, print and digital. This role needs someone who is great with people; able to adjust communications to the audience and passionate about ensuring stakeholder voice is heard. Experience of communications and event planning is important, as is sufficient knowledge of media and communications current practice to be able to advise colleagues.

There will be opportunities to utilise and develop skills in a range of areas depending on experience, such as design, story writing, video editing and podcasting.

The work will be varied and interesting, and you will have the ability to make a real difference and to contribute to the overall aims of an organisation that serves many people across Cornwall. At the Diocese of Truro, we value work-life balance and employee wellbeing and are committed to supporting your development. We offer additional benefits such as flexible and home working; a range of wellbeing activities; up to 26 days leave plus Christmas and Easter office closures; and the Church of England Pension Scheme with 9-15% employer contributions. More information on this here.

You do not need to be a practising Christian, but do need to be sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Church of England.

The closing date for applications is noon on 6 December 2022 with interviews being held on 13 December in Truro.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, we would particularly welcome applications from those with a disability, or from a UK minority ethnic background, as these groups are currently under-represented in our staff.